AspienWoman Mentor Interview Series: Author, Advocate and TedX presenter, Jeanette Purkis

Happy New Year!

Enjoy Taniaann Marshall’s  inspirational ‘AspienWoman Mentor Interview Series’ on  author Jeanette Purkis.  TedX presenter Purkis is the author of  Finding a Different Kind of Normal: Misadventures With Asperger Syndrome.

Jeanette has a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome. She also has a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from RMIT University and works for the Australian Public Service as a policy adviser. Jeanette spent her early life reacting violently against her feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her ‘difference’ from other people. She was unaware until well into adulthood that everything she found
difficult, including her lack of success in forming relationships, could be a
result of having Asperger Syndrome. Jeanette recently received an Excellence
Award from the CEO of her department for promoting inclusion and advocating for
disability. She is a frequent speaker at autism conferences and she facilitates
a support group for women on the autism spectrum. She lives in Canberra,
Australia.

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